Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs. Please refer to the current list of approved programs.
To be eligible for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, an applicant must:
Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.
See website for this year's deadline.
For more information, click here.
This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer four weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), examining how they have shaped and been shaped by the cultures and societies of East Asia. The program will consider how Buddhism addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, trade and politics. Designed to strike a balance between the needs both for breadth and depth in engaging traditions that are culturally and historically distant, Buddhist East Asia will provide abundant resources for developing pedagogically-effective course materials across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. Applications will be welcomed from eligible fulltime and adjunct faculty, as well as qualified graduate students. Participants will receive a stipend of $3300 to defray costs for travel, housing, meals and incidentals. Lodging will be available at the East-West Center guesthouse, Lincoln Hall. Application deadline: March 1, 2018. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline has passed, see website for next year's information.
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
This year, there are over 50 awards available for those interested in East Asia and Pacific, and South and Central Asia Region Studies. Included are All Discipline awards, offered in all regions of the world welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects.
In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today's scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the program, including:
Fulbright Flex Awards http://www.cies.org/fulbright-flex-awards,
Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards http://www.cies.org/program/postdoc,
and Teaching English as a Foreign Language http://www.cies.org/opportunities-teaching-english-foreign-language.
See website for this year's application deadline.
The Global Initiatives Fund provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students engaging one of the Program’s core values, a global experience. The Global Initiatives Fund supports study abroad activities, global seminars, language programs, research abroad, and other activities in places like Israel, Turkey, Germany, Scotland, and elsewhere related to educational activities in Jewish Studies.
Graduate students apply for this scholarship in the Spring. Applications should be submitted through CU Boulder's Scholarship Application in MyCUInfo (Financial Aid tab < Apply for Scholarships < Search "Global Initiatives Scholarship") by the deadline and include the following information:
The staff and Board of Directors of Japan American Society of Colorado recognize the great value in a quality study abroad experience. Through this scholarship, we hope to make this experience a reality for one Colorado university student per year. The word "rikai" or 理解 means understanding. It is through personal connections that we can truly understand one another.
In 2018-19, JASC will grant $3000 to one qualified applicant. The scholarship amount will be re-evaluated on an annual basis by the JASC Finance Committee, therefore the amount may change from year to year.
The scholarship recipient may use the scholarship for travel and living expenses related to a University sponsored study abroad program.
May 30, 2018 for any study abroad program to take place during the 2018-19 academic year; any applications received after midnight (Mountain Time) will not be considered.
Interested applicants are asked to fill out the "Basic Information Form" below AND submit the following documents to email@example.com the subject line "2018 JASC Rikai Scholarship"
Essay: Use the below quote as inspiration to talk about your decision to study abroad in Japan. What do you hope to bring back from your experience? Your answer is limited to 2 single-sided pages, 11pt font, double spaced.
"It's not just about whether you can compete with your peers in other countries to make America stronger. It's also about whether you can come together and work together with them to make our world stronger. It's about the friendships you make, the bonds of trust you establish and the image of America that you project to the rest of the world." -Michelle Obama
Short Answers: Please provide answers to the following questions. (Maximum 250 words each.)
This scholarship competition is held annually. For more information, please visit http://www.jaswdc.org/tanaka-green-scholarship/
In 2014, The Japan-America Society of Washington D.C. established the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships to support short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan.
The scholarship may be used for any combination of tuition and other academic fees, room and board, travel and transportation (including internal Japan travel), and other approved expenses.
Requirements for Applicants:
In reviewing applications, the JASW Scholarship Committee will give priority and preference to applicants who can demonstrate a combination of any of the following factors:
This scholarship competition is held annually. For more information, please visit http://www.jaswdc.org/tanaka-green-scholarship/.
We are delighted to announce that the Fifth Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from Monday 6 August to Saturday 18 August 2018 at the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK).
We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submitting an application is 9 February 2018. This year's application deadline has passed, please see website for next year's application information.
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Contents of the Summer School
As always our Graduate Summer School focuses on Edo-period materials. Our sustained work in teaching what we call holistic wahon literacy 総合的な和本リテラシー has resulted in a programme that works very effectively. In the seventy-two hours of tuition that we offer, we devote roughly the same amount of hours to the three linguistic/palaeographic areas of wabun in cursive (kuzushiji and hentaigana), kanbun in non-cursive and sōrōbun in cursive. We also actively encourage participants to explore research questions in the field of Japanese early-modern palaeography.
The programme also includes:
- Sessions with the London-based calligraphy master Yukiko Ayres. These sessions, specially designed to enhance your reading abilities by writing cursive kanji and kana, have proved to be very helpful.
- Lectures from specialists in the areas of textual bibliography and palaeography complement the core tuition.
- A special project that allows participants to transcribe and translate excerpts from primary sources help at the Cambridge University Library. The results are published with the names of the participants on the webpage of the Cambridge University Library.
- A visit to the collection of Edo-period materials at the Cambridge University Library.
You can read more about our teaching philosophy in the forthcoming number of the journal Shomotsugaku 書物学 no.9, October 2016.
The theme of this year summer school is Daily life in Edo-period Japan 江戸時代の庶民生活 (II). As every year we cover new materials, so that returning participants can benefit as well.
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It is more and more the case that positions at academic institutions, libraries and museums require palaeographic knowledge at some level. Our Graduate Summer School is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to tackle a wide range of early-modern primary sources in their original format by yourself and, therefore, to be competitive in this kind of job opportunities.
Who can apply?
As in the previous years, we welcome graduate students (both at the Master and at the PhD level), faculty, librarians and museum curators who work on Edo-period materials, and final-year undergraduate students interested in pursuing the study of early-modern Japan in grad school. Those who have already taken part in the previous Graduate Summer Schools are encouraged to reapply if they wish to do so. The programme changes every year.
We require that you have:
1. Advanced knowledge of modern Japanese (both written and spoken).
2. Solid knowledge of classical Japanese (bungo).
Acceptance to the programme
We can only accept between 20 and 30 participants every year. If we receive applications beyond this number a selection will be made on the basis of the relevance of the Graduate Summer School to the applicant’s research and work. Notification about whether an applicant has been accepted or not will be sent at the end of February 2018. If you need a visa or if you are applying for funding in your institution, we are happy to write a letter of invitation. Just let us know with plenty of notice.
The tuition fee for the whole programme is £200.We ask that a non-refundable deposit of £100 is paid by 1 June 2018. The remaining £100 will need to be paid by 31 July 2018 and cannot be returned after that date. Information about how to pay will follow in an email sent to those who have been accepted in the programme.All payments are done online via a secure system administered by the University of Cambridge.
Participants are very welcome (but not obliged, of course!) to stay at Emmanuel College for the duration of the Graduate Summer School. This year we can offer the rate £30 per night (en-suite single room, no breakfast in the second week as the college kitchens are closed).
Double rooms are also available at a higher price. Please note that children are not admitted in college.
As the programme starts on Monday 6 August, 9am, you are required to arrive in Cambridge on Sunday 5 August 2018.
Modest funds might be available to assist students (final-year undergraduate and graduate students) coming from institutions unable to offer support and with no other source of funding available. If you apply for funding, you will be requested to submit your CV and one letter of reference. If we receive applications exceeding the available funding, a process of screening will be put in place.
To apply please submit the application form that you find online at: https://secure-web.cisco.com/1sDbdclgl6Z5A9OsJsdn6x1VXOr7oW6onNvGJdmvfMWW5o48S5heLJVpZYrAJRKyZOzQnbqPf0vLzjYg_S110JRBW5t7k5o4o-HClYbY6dTYb2RB98YvaqmFQXSbCA2bCNkDiv-dWUSkdvqYX1YwRr7dm2wY40t6-bAhS8nKaVlTV1ab2Q3lXsQH06fSCU5Djwk13DA4tRlveybPtykZCYd2SXjV5VQYG8ZM0ZuPFZGkb2m1_MS1Fy7eZg42LZWdfDUY947VRyvCqE12kc08TEktrlgpay3R_0cHoHYIzc0ffTu6dubmu6iyIezSYRo2Oom9HOBlgcAjXGqaYtBeILPVqp0IhRQgyEF6wdNwzw-zISOyYEjfmwAbjPq5wPS8zFhPPC1Fq8lRb0OAnf02h9RaLa4ZyvEY22gCBVxdo52DFF7rBJfFzQvQ_XyhIpBmJzTs5jjDyi24qweTq42LdPA/https%3A%2F%2Fwakancambridge.com%2Fcall-for-applications-2018%2Fapplication-form-2018%2F .
As indicated above, the deadline for submitting your application is 9 February 2018.
This program is designed to give scholars, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to carry out research in Japan. All research and doctoral projects should be substantially related to Japan in the humanities, social sciences, and/or comparative research.
Category of Programs:
Benefits include airfare, insurance, settling in and departure allowance, monthly stipend, dependent allowance, enrollment fees (may vary depending on program).
Application Deadline: November 1 (annually).
For more information, please visit www.jfny.org.
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The grants are made to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada only. Click on one of the links below for information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form.
The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2018 - 2019 fiscal year. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 31, 2017. Application deadline has passed. Please see website for this year's apploication information.
For more information, please visit this link
Limited to summer courses from June to July, 2018 or from July to August, 2018
Courses between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 (2018 academic year)
Courses from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 (2018 academic year)
For more information, please see here: http://www.moetw.org/2018/01/huayu-enrichment-scholarship-hes.html
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore. The award aims to foster and promote graduate and undergraduate students in the early stages of their careers, encourage advanced scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore subjects, and support AFS members who want to participate more actively in the Society. The $500 prize winner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis. It is expected that the award recipient will present his/her paper at the AFS annual conference.
The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the committee, together with three additional members, including Dr. Nora Yeh who sponsors this award, to select the paper. At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. or international academic institution. The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies. All applications must include a one-page cover letter describing the applicant's background and current activities, indicating why the applicant deserves consideration for this award; a one-page CV; a 10-12 page research paper, double-spaced (approximately 2500 words); and one letter of recommendation from an academic institution or equivalent, sent under separate cover (e-mail attachments are acceptable).
Please send all materials via e-mail to:
Dr. Fariha Khan
Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
166 McNeil Bldg., 3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.
Deadline is June 15. The prize will be awarded at the AFS annual meeting.
For more about the award and the section, please see:
Kōgakkan University will be hosting a fifth year of the “Ise and Japan Study Program,” which is open to graduate (Master or PhD) or post-graduate researchers who are interested in learning more about Shinto, the Ise-Shima region, Japanese history, and Japanese culture in general. The program covers the cost of food, lodging, and transportation for participants, who will attend lectures and go on field trips. It is sponsored by Kogakkan University and Ise City, which is home to the Ise Jingu shrine complex — there is usually a trip to Nara and Kyoto included as well.
The application deadline is November 30, 2017(Thursday), and the program will be held from February 19, 2018 (Monday) to March 9, 2018 (Friday). Applicants can be based overseas or in Japan. Application deadline has passed, please see website for future opportunities.
Please see the link below for the application form, details about eligibility, requirements, last year's schedule, past participants, and so forth.
Also, you can visit my website for links to blogs by former participants in order to get a better idea of what is included in the program.
Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any questions, or you can get in touch with the program representative directly (Mr. Tamada Isao firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are pleased to announce the continuation of the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. The fellowship will cover the full cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board) from the beginner to the graduate level in any of six languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian. The deadline to apply is January of the previous year. For more information, click here.
Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students: 46% of summer 2011 language schools students received a financial aid award, and the average award granted was approximately $5,086. Visit their website for more on financial aid. Other scholarships and fellowships are available and can be found here.
Middlebury's Arabic and Japanese programs take place exclusively at our west coast site at Mills College in Oakland, California. Visit their informative site for more on Middlebury at Mills. Spanish and French are available at both Mills College and Middlebury College. All other languages will be at the Middlebury College campus in Vermont. For complete information on all ten language schools programs and to apply online, click here.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.
For more application information visit the CAORC site here.
The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ryūkoku University’s Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, announces the second in a series of workshops led by Mark Blum, Mitsuya Dake, and myself devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.
This current workshop will be held from August 4 to 7, 2017, at Otani University in Kyoto. The first workshop was held successfully in March 2017 in Berkeley and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year, in late March in Berkeley and early August in Kyoto, where it will be hosted alternately by Ōtani and Ryūkoku universities. Attendance at the first workshop is not a requirement for application to this one, but those who will be able to consistently attend through the course of the project will be particularly welcome. Please see website for this year's application information.
Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.
The current workshop will focus on a careful reading of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be presentations by participants in the first workshop related to modern commentaries by authors such as Akegarasu Haya (1911), Chikazumi Jōkan (1930), and Soga Ryōjin (1947), as well as important themes within the Tannishō itself.
Format: The language of instruction will be primarily English with only minimal Japanese spoken as needed, and while the texts will be in primarily in classical Japanese and modern Japanese, with some outside materials in kanbun and English. Participants will be expected to prepare the assigned readings, and on occasion make relevant presentations in English.
Dates: August 4 to 7, 2017.
Cost: There is no participation fee, but in recognition of the distance some will have to travel to attend, a limited number of travel fellowships will be provided to qualified graduate students, based on preparedness, need, and commitment to the project.
Participation Requirements: Although any qualified applicant will be welcome to register, graduate students will be particularly welcome and the only recipients of financial assistance in the form of travel fellowships. Affiliation with one of the three hosting universities is not required. We welcome the participation of graduate students from outside of Japan with some reading ability in modern and classical Japanese and familiarity with Buddhist thought and culture, as well as native-speaking Japanese graduate students and non-native enrollees at Japanese institutitons with a scholarly interest in Buddhism. Although we hope that students will attend both meetings each year, participation in only one is acceptable.
Application Procedure: Applications must be sent for each workshop that one wants to participate in. To apply to register for the current workshop (August 4-7, 2017), send a C.V. and short letter explaining your qualifications, motivations, and objectives to Michael Conway, email@example.com by June 1, 2017. Requests for travel fellowships should be included in your letter with specifics of where you will be traveling from. Please also state clearly in the application letter if you will need assistance in arranging for lodging in Kyoto during the workshop. Applications are by email only.
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at www.rangelprogram.org!
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need. Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.
· An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2018
· Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2018 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2019.
· Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
· Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
· Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.
· U.S. citizenship
· Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2018 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
· Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application
About the U.S. Foreign Service
Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.
Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.
For more information, please visit http://schwarzmanscholars.org.
CU students who are interested in applying need to contact Deborah Viles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SSRC's InterAsia Program, launched in 2008, challenges the implications and limitations of the Asia construct by promoting frameworks and concepts for a new generation of scholarship that reconceptualizes Asia as a dynamic and interconnected formation spanning Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East (including Turkey), and Russia. Through collaborative research, scholarly networking, and public policy connections, we move beyond the territorial fixities of area-studies research without discounting the importance of contextually grounded, place-based knowledge. A grants program for junior scholars carries this new paradigm forward. Thematic emphases, while evolving, have included religious networks, old histories / new geographies, migration and circulation, security and insecurity, and transformations in a rapidly globalizing world.
For more information on the Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellowship, please visit the website here.
The 2017 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop: Application Deadline - Thursday, June 15, 2017. Please download and fill out an application here. Application deadline has passed. Please see website for updated program information.
The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Based on narrative project descriptions submitted as part of the application packet, participants will prepare a synthetic essay incorporating all projects, from which broader methodological and thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into the four-day agenda.
The 2017 workshop will take place Friday, August 11 through Tuesday, August 15 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY, and will involve twelve students and three faculty.
The workshop welcomes applications from students who have not yet begun fieldwork, who are currently in the field, and those who are in the process of writing their dissertations. To the extent its budget allows, SSRC will cover all travel to the workshop. SSRC will also fully cover participants' lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds are available for participants traveling from outside the United States. Funding for the program is provided by the Academy of Korean Studies.
Eligibility and Application
Full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for the workshop.
Applicants must have ABD (all but dissertation) status and an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of application, but cannot have completed writing for final submission.
Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean studies institutions.
A narrative description of the dissertation topic, short application form, and a letter of recommendation from the student's primary adviser are required as part of the application.
For more information, please visit the program website here.
Toshizo Watanabe Scholarship: Application Deadline - February 15, 2018 by 11:59 EST Application deadline has passed. Please see website for next year's application deadline.
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund/Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support.
The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.
For more information on the scholarship's establishment, please read the press release.
For the 2017-18 school year, scholarships will support Japanese undergraduate/graduate students studying abroad in the United States. We fully expect to begin supporting American undergraduate students studying in Japan starting in 2018-19 year.
We will be holding virtual information sessions for interested U.S. and Japanese applicants as well as university/college administrators in early December. Please see the dates below:
For more information on the virtual information session, please see this flier. Sign up here for the December Virtual information sessions!
Sessions will last about 40 minutes and will be conducted mostly in English.
The scholarship will be awarded to Japanese students who meet the following criteria:
Demonstrated Financial need
Will be enrolled in a credit-bearing course of study in a higher educational institution outside Japan (home school)
Japanese students accepted by U.S. school under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement with their home school
Preference will be given to applicants who have been raised by a single parent or who have lost both parents
All students must complete an online-application using the scholarship portal, which can be accessed here. The following materials comprise the materials that must be submitted in application for the scholarship.
Personal statement essay – applicant will write an essay choosing from two prompts
Resume – applicant must submit western-style resume in English
Letter of Recommendation – from someone who can speak to applicants’ potential
Study Abroad Advisor Certification letter – this document will confirm the cost for study abroad
Financial Aid Advisor Certification letter – to illustrate the applicants need
Academic transcript (optional)
January 1– February 15 → open application period
February 15 – March 31 → Evaluation of applications
April 3 – 7 → Notification of successful applicants
May 15 → Acceptance deadline
July 1 – September 15 → Scholarship disbursement period
The Center for East Asian Studies’ Japan, China and Korean Studies Library Travel Grants are designed to assist scholars from outside the Chicago metropolitan area in their use of University of Chicago’s East Asian collections for research in Japan, China and Korean Studies. Priority consideration is given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby.
There will be a limited number of grants available each year, of up to $500 each, to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars engaged in research. Rolling applications are accepted each year.
For more information, please visit https://ceas.uchicago.edu/page/library-travel-grants or contact CEAS at email@example.com.
The Chinese and Japanese graduate programs at CU have been selected for inclusion in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Through the WRGP, graduate students who are residents of 15 participating states may enroll in certain distinctive programs at public institutions on an in-state resident tuition basis. The following states currently participate in the WRGP: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. If you are currently a non-resident of Colorado, believe you are eligible and would like to apply for the WRGP benefit, answer 'yes' to the WRGP question in the Supplemental Information section of the online application, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Tuition Classification Officer, in the Registrar's office. Click here for more information about the WRGP.
The UCLA Center for India and South Asia announces the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India in 2016-2017. The amount of the award is $10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars). 1. The dissertation must be on any topic on Modern India (the dates of Modern India are defined as 1800 to the present). 2. The topic must fall within the following fields of study: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education or the Fine Arts. 3. Dissertations submitted for consideration will have been completed during the 2016-2017 academic year (1 September 2016 through 31 August 2017). In some cases dissertations completed very close to these dates may also be considered. 4. The dissertation must have been written while enrolled at a U.S. accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, or the social sciences. Applicants must submit a PDF of the completed and filed dissertation. In addition, please send the following as PDF files: ONE copy of an abstract of 500-1000 words, ONE copy of your curriculum vitae, and the attached form filled by their dissertation supervisor or department chair attesting to the completion of the dissertation during the period stipulated in item #3. The deadline for submission of materials has been extended to include items postmarked by January 12, 2018. All submissions, as well as any inquiries regarding competition guidelines, should be sent to: Professor Akhil Gupta Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee UCLA Center for India and South Asia 11387 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487 Email: email@example.com Note: By submitting their dissertation for consideration, candidates also agree to have their dissertation abstract posted on the CISA and Sardar Patel Association websites. The winner will be expected to attend an award conferral ceremony in Los Angeles in May 2018 and is also expected to acknowledge the Sardar Patel Association in any publications related to the subject matter of the dissertation. http://www.international.ucla.edu/cisa/patel
Application deadline has passed, please see website for updated competition information.
The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Japanese and Chinese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.
This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency. Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.
Scholarships are available to qualified students.
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions; apply immediately. Scholarships under consideration now.
For more information please visit: http://www.allex.org/summer-chinese-or-japanese/.
The purpose of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship is to encourage outstanding American students and individuals to pursue degree programs in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
There are eight (8) openings available for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2018-2019. Eligible individuals from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.
1. Applicants must be American nationals with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), have excellent academic records and be of good moral character.
2. Applicants are ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:
l overseas Chinese students or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
l students who are currently registered or have obtained student status at any universities/colleges in Taiwan (graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule);
l students who have studied in Taiwan for the same level of a degree program as the one they intend to enroll;
l exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
l individuals who have been recipients of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five (5) years;
l individuals who have, in the past, had their MOE Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) revoked;
l recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy funded by the Taiwan government or educational institutions in Taiwan. However, this does not include preferential prices offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding this scholarship limit.
3. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the application periods specified by each university/college.
Duration and Limits
1. The maximum scholarship duration on each degree level for each recipient is as the following:
(1) Four (4) years for bachelor’s degree programs
(2) Two (2) years for master’s degree programs
(3) Four (4) years for doctoral programs
2. The total length of the scholarship duration for each recipient is limited to five (5) years in a combination of different degree levels.
3. The scholarship award period for each academic year is from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.
The MOE provides each recipient of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship with the following:
1. Tuition and fees: Upon validation of tuition and fees, the MOE will pay up to 40,000 New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) each semester for each recipient. Should the total amount of tuition and fees exceed 40,000 NTD, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by the recipient.Tuition and fees do not include any of the following: administrationfees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, orinternet access, all of which are must be paid by the recipients.
2. Subsistence allowance: The MOE will provide each recipientundertaking undergraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD; it will provide each recipient undertaking postgraduate studieswith a monthly stipend of 20,000 NTD.
1. Required documents:
(1) A completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form 2018-2019;
(2) A copy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant;
(3) A copy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained;
(4) Original academic transcripts (sealed) from the institution that the applicant obtained his/her highest degree;
(5) Proof of application for admission to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form(s), etc.)*The name of the school(s) and degree program(s) must be specified in those documents;
(6) A copy of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) certificate of Level 3 or above. All-English taught programs applicants may be exempt from this requirement;
(7) Two letters of recommendation from school principals, professors, academic counselors, or supervisors;
(8) Statement of Purpose; and
(9) Terms of Agreement for the Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program (signed and dated by the applicant).
Note: The required documents will NOT be returned to applicants.
2. Submission (*Late applications will NOT be considered for the selection):
(1) Applications must be submitted between February 1, 2018, and March 31, 2018. Application deadline has passed, please see website for next year's application information.
(2) Application packages must be addressed to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2018:
Attn: Scholarship Program
The Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
(3) All MOE Taiwan Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2018 and selected candidates must submit only one copy of an admission letter issued by one university/college to the e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 30, 2018.
3. Program contact:
The Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
1. Recipients’ academic goals should reflect an interest in the development of the industry, economy, and education of Taiwan.
2. Recipients should possess an outstanding undergraduate or postgraduate Grade Point Average (GPA).
3. Priority will be given to applicants with a TOCFL certificate of Level 3 or above.
4. Applications must be completed with all the required documents attached. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
5. Interviews with qualified candidates in person or via internet/telephone may be required for the final selection process.
1. The application instructions are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
2. For other regulations in association with the MOE Taiwan Scholarship, please refer to the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions for details.
For more information, please see here: http://www.moetw.org/2018/01/taiwanscholarship.html
The application for CSC scholarship to study in Xi’an Jiaotong University is currently closed.
For past application procedures and requirements, application documents, and the programs available to students, please click here.
For more information about upcoming opportunities, applicants are welcome to visit our website: http://sie.xjtu.edu.cn